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Wow, Lucky Cat & I have certainly been busy busy busy these last few months! We’ve been workin’ hard to sniff out and track down only the happiest of SWFL places & spaces, and can’t wait to share them all with you!

Here’s a sneak peek of the many types of happiness we’ll be unveiling soon in our luckyhappy game  “Where’s Lucky Cat?” ~

Bunches and bunches of brilliantly colorful (and very good smelling) happiness…

 

Healthy & healing mind-body-and-soul happiness!

 

Music lovin’ hidden gem of a community coffee shop happiness!

 

Seriously can’t wait till summer comes cause I found the perfect bathing suit happiness!

 

Under the sea shiny treasures of happiness!

 

Lovingly preserved (and decidedly stylish) 1920’s happiness!

 

The world is beautiful, especially when we work together happiness!

aaaand much more!

Imagine, all of this existing right here in Southwest Florida…

a lucky place to be, indeed.

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For more about this positive project by Artist Kalon Lucia, please visit: www.LuckyCatSWFL.com

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Happenings gets happy!

“That was one sweet ride.”

Lucky & I would like to say a BIG thank you to Jamie and our local Happenings Magazine!  In their August issue you’ll find a wonderful lil’ Lucky-sized       feature-ette (literally ~ I had a laugh when I realized the printed photo was practically to scale!)

August Issue, Page 27, River District section.

There’s still plenty of time to grab a copy for yourself! Visit this link for locations:  http://bit.ly/aZB5xg

** Happenings A&E Magazine is the definitive monthly Southwest Florida guide to Arts & Entertainment in Lee, Collier & Charlotte counties. It is the local event magazine for people who are Out & About. An award-winning tabloid news magazine, it features information and photos of current, upcoming theatrical & entertainment productions, art exhibits, concerts, live performance previews, restaurant information, articles & photos.

Thank you again Happenings, for supportin’ the happy!!

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www.luckycatswfl.com

Lucky Cat makes her governmental debut…

A few weeks ago, Lucky Cat matter-of-factly informed me that “if this happiness movement is to be successful it must be made official, even if only unofficially so.”          X-)

So the calls were made and the meetings were set. On July 17, 2010 we met with SWFL Mayor #1, Mr. John Sullivan of Cape Coral. We presented him with our happiness mission and proposed a new idea: a Department of Happiness! He loved it and together we made it unofficially official ~ SWFL now has a fully functioning Department of Happiness, with Lucky as Head Kitty and myself as… well, whatever she needs me to be!

And today, August 3, 2010, we inducted a new member into this very special Department… the City of Ft. Myers Mayor Mr. Randy Henderson! He too is an enthusiastic advocate for community happiness and we are very excited to have him on board. Even more exciting is his big idea for Lucky: for her to be featured in February’s Edison Festival of Lights Parade!!! (More on this soon.)

As this happiness mission gains strength and speed, Lucky & I would like to send a big thank you out to YOU. It is YOUR support and happy energy that’s propelling this project forward. As the artist behind this ambitiously innovative Work of Art, it is my goal that the success of Lucky Cat is synonymous with the success of ourselves as a community. She has the magic to introduce change, but it is US who have the power to move it forward and make it stick. Thank you!  =)

Hi friends!

Sit back and smile ~ We’ve got some news for ya  :)

For those of you who have been wondering where all the happiness has gone to… we’re excited to show ya that it hasn’t gone anywhere! It’s all around us, just waiting to be discovered…

You see, happiness is much more than a ‘feeling.’ It is also the people and places that create that feeling. I call these our sources of happiness… or our “Happy Spots.” As you follow me in my game “Where’s Lucky Cat,” we’ll discover our SWFL Happy Spots together. And to help us keep track of all these spots, I’ve created something very special. Ready to hear what it is?

It’s a… (drumroll please)… MAP OF HAPPINESS!!!!

Bwahaha, have you ever heard of such a thing? Purrrr… This is a first, how exciting!!!

Just think…

Have friends and family coming to town and you’re not sure where to take them? Bust out the Map of Happiness!!

Tryin’ to impress a fluffy new mate? Better consult the Map of Happiness!!!

Really like lookin’ at maps? Look at the Map of Happiness!!**

(**Ummm… actually this idea is soo new that there is not yet an actual map… but I’ve got Kalon workin’ on it, so check in again soon!)

As you can tell, I am very excited about this newest development and just had to share it. I encourage you to share it too by suggesting “Where’s Lucky Cat to your SWFL friends, especially the grumpy ones.  :)

Most importantly though, I THANK YOU for your friendship, support, and enthusiasm. Stick with me guys, and I’ll show ya the happy. After all, I’m a Lucky Cat… luck and happiness is what I do!

Mreow

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Follow Lucky. Be lucky!

SwfL Happy Spot #4 Profile:
Crystal has moved from the Salt Cave and into a beautiful space all her own!
3811 Airport Rd. N. Suite 104
Naples, FL
(239) 293.9649
For more info: Website

“Feel your Best & Be your Best”

Lucky relaxes with healing salts and healing hands.

After her adventure with Godzilla pup, I figured our lil’ Ambassador of Happiness could use some relaxin’ paw-pamperin’ love.

My thoughts went immediately to the Salt Cave in Naples, as I’ve heard many times over that it’s a source of healing wonders!

(Oops! Did I just give away the location? Ah no, no. You see, the Salt Cave houses a very special talent… and that’s who we went to visit.)

“Ooh I can feel it already, this is going to be good.”

A Himalayan Salt Scrub was first on the relaxation list, until we realized the salt was almost as big as Lucky! So instead, she opted to simply bask in it’s healing glow. (Smart choice Lucky)

“Massage time? I’m ready!”

After her Himalayan Salt “glow treatement,” Lucky was welcomed into a pair of happy healing hands.

“Cha cha cha, I LOVE happy healing hands.”

According to the masseur, Lucky’s holding a lot of tension in that right shoulder. After the kinks were worked out, I mentioned that perhaps she doesn’t need to beckon in happiness 24/7, but she insisted otherwise and replied: “We need all the happiness I can get!”

That we do, Lucky Cat.  =)

“I’ll beckon happiness 24/7! I’m a Lucky Cat, and that’s what I do!”

Ah well.

If that’s the case, keep it up Lucky!  I’m starting to think weekly visits to this cozy place is something I could happily get used to!

Where’s Lucky Cat?

Getting a healing massage from Crystal Mastrofrancesco at the Salt Cave in Naples!

Congratulations to Angie of Estero, who found Lucky and won a 1-hour massage and a custom made jar of Himalayan Crystal Salt Scrub.

“Everyone can benefit from a little bit of a healing touch.” ~ Crystal

 

Who is Crystal Mastrofrancesco?

A gifted massage therapist,

A treasured source of healing,

And a promoter of happy, healthy bodies!

A focused touch can affect more than our skin’s surface; it can awaken our spirit and our body’s own healing energies. Massage therapy sessions, also known as Aahh-this-feels-amazing-why-don’t-I-do-this-more-often sessions, offer up a precious mix of health benefits. These include pain relief, stress reduction, improved circulation, head-to-toe relaxation, and all over rejuvenation just to name a few…

Crystal Mastrofrancesco, located in the Naples Salt Cave, has been practicing the art of healing touch since she was a young girl, happily offering massages to family and friends. What began as an innocent desire to offer relief and smiles to those she loved has now blossomed into an earnest passion to provide healing and happiness for all who need it.

This passion, paired with professional training from the Heritage Institute and a vibrantly positive attitude, has generated a magical combination of heart-fueled intent and practiced skill. Her hands are adept at conversing with the body, gently soothing, calming, and persuading tense muscles to relax and let go.  “I listen to not only what someone tells me about their body, but also to what their body tells me about their body.” Following these intangible signals is what allows Crystal to turn each massage into a custom therapeutic session and tune into the areas of the body that need a healing touch the most.

Her recent re-location to the Salt Cave couldn’t be a better fit. Now, in addition to offering Swedish, Medical, Deep Tissue, and Sports massages, Pre-natal massages, neck, TMJD, and headache relief, Crystal is also able to share the healing powers of Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt. This salt, in its many different forms, offers stronger detoxification and rejuvenation effects and is the main ingredient in Crystal’s custom-made salt scrubs.

Lucky Cat and I certainly benefitted from spending an hour in Crystal’s happy hands, and I’d recommend for you to pay her a visit too. After all, “everyone can benefit from a little bit of a healing touch!”   ~ Kalon Lucia 2010

 

To schedule an appointment with Crystal please visit:

www.crystalnaplesmassage.com

To learn more about Lucky Cat and her Mission of Happiness visit:

www.luckycatswfl.com

Follow Lucky, be lucky!

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